Events calendar: Wednesday, Feb. 28


Children’s programs

  • Children ages 2 to 5 and their parents have a chance to explore Hillwood through art projects and hunting for hidden gems in the “Treasure Quest” preschool series. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. $12 per class for a child and one accompanying adult; $10 for members. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.  

Classes and workshops

  • The Arts Club of Washington will host a paint workshop with Pattee Hipschen. Session 7 of 9. 10 a.m. $25. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Sessions run every Wednesday until March 7.
  • Stretch some muscles while surrounded by art at Yoga in the Galleries. Bring your own mat; blocks and blankets are also recommended. 10 a.m. $10 per class; $5 per class for Museum Members. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. Classes are held every Wednesday.
  • The Friendship Heights Toastmasters Club will offer tips for communicating more effectively in a friendly atmosphere. 4:30 p.m. First two classes free; registration required. Geico, 5260 Western Ave NW. Chevy Chase. 301-986-3985. The class will repeat several times until March 28.


  • Bass-baritone Kevin Deas, The Cathedral Choir, 150 choristers from the Metropolitan AME, and local D.C. choir members will perform a “Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual” concert based off the music of Harry Burleigh. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $65. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200.

Discussions and lectures

  • Busboys and Poets will host a discussion on “Navigating DC Housing When You Have a Mental Illness,” featuring speakers from local advocacy agencies and nonprofits focusing on mental health issues and housing support. 6 p.m. Free admission, registration suggested. Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227.
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital will host an informative seminar about hand contractures, thumb arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome with two doctors from the Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine group. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Sibley Memorial Hospital Building A, 5215 Loughboro Road NW. 202-660-6789.
  • Author Vegas Tenold will discuss his book “Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America” and his research into the Klu Klux Klan, the National Socialist Movement and the Traditionalist Workers Party. 7 p.m. Free admission. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Jazz artist and composer Jason Moran will join poet Elizabeth Alexander for a dialogue that explores the intersections of music, art and social history. 7:30 p.m. Free. Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW.


  • Fifty years after the TET Offensive, Lynn Novick will join a screening and discussion of “The Vietnam War,” the 2017 PBS documentary she co-created with Ken Burns. 6:30 p.m. Free. Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1000.


  • The Women’s Voices Theater Festival will present their 2018 Young Women’s Voices Monologue Competition at the Kennedy Center, where students will write monologues about “a time that gender mattered.” 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Synetic Theater – known for its unique performance style that blends classical drama, dance and mime techniques – will perform segments of its award-winning productions for the Arts Club of Washington. A cocktail and hors-d’oeuvres reception will take place before and after the performance. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $25; free for members. Monroe House, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.
  • Theater J will put on a production of “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a one-woman show about the story of Ruth Westheimer, who escaped Nazi Germany and worked as a sniper in Jerusalem before becoming a successful sex therapist in the U.S. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3210. This production will run until March 18.